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Aire Serv® Adds New Franchise Locations »

October 23, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

8 New Franchises Set to Open in the U.S.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Aire Serv, a leading HVAC Repair and Maintenance Franchise, announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.
"Many people get into their own HVAC business because they are good at heating and air conditioning work. We help them take that business to the next level by helping them with the business side of their company. Ultimately, it's about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv. "We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to do that for eight more franchisees."
Aire Serv welcomes the following new franchise owners:
Edmund and Catherine Krammer, Mentor, Ohio, USAF Veteran*Donovan and Shannon White, Abilene, TexasMatthew Gelpin, Birmingham, AlabamaRobert Cape, Doniphan, MissouriDavid Paddock, Maryville, IllinoisMohammad Shehzad, Katy, TexasLeonard O'Connor, Springfield, OregonManuel Armenta, Tucson, Arizona
*Indicates participant in The Dwyer Group's Vet Fran program for veterans...

RE/MAX China Open For Business »

October 23, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Beijing Office First to Open, Opportunities Exist for More Franchises
DENVER - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The first RE/MAX office in China is open for business and agents are already busy working with local clients. Agents with RE/MAX Eternity are also taking advantage of the extensive worldwide RE/MAX Network (www.global.remax.com), assisting clients interested in overseas investment opportunities – in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world.
RE/MAX Eternity opened in August in Beijing's Chaoyang Business District and its entrepreneurial owners are eager to make their mark and change how real estate is practiced in their country.
"We love the RE/MAX culture and our vision is to raise the level of customer service in the local real estate industry...

Forever Fest 2014 Unveils Programming »

October 23, 2014 at 10:54AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Tenth anniversary screening of MEAN GIRLS with Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese and Daniel DeSanto in attendance and Premiere of AMIRA & SAM with Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi, and director Sean Mullin in attendance among additional signature programming.
Badges on sale NOW!
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse's girlie, pop-culture fest, FOREVER FEST is thrilled to announce the programming and ticketing for the sophomore year of their weekend-long celebration of girlie pop culture. Fans of female- centric films, books and TV are invited to come together and revel in their obsessions with screenings, themed parties and so much more. Forever Fest will take place November 14th - 16th at the beloved and newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar with parties at The Highball, whose karaoke rooms were recently named "the greatest karaoke bar in the world...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Minneapolis Location »

October 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, MN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Minneapolis on October 1. Franchise owners Joe Nachtrab, Luke Nachtrab and Michael McGuire, along with manager Nick Ryskamp, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, October 5 to support Lake Harriet Community School and Kenwood School.
The new restaurant, located at 1504 West Lake Street, circulated 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Lake Harriet Community School or Kenwood School.
"At Jersey Mike's we're grateful for the opportunity to connect with our local community, said Ryskamp...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Clearwater, FL »

October 23, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Clearwater, FL. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
"As the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I was able to meet with many small business owners and was envious of their courage and passion to follow the American dream," said Matt Becker, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Pete Clearwater PrideStaff office. "As the person responsible for recruiting and hiring political appointees at the SBA, I felt that a role in staffing was a natural fit to my background, interests, and goals, and PrideStaff provided the best platform to utilize to provide a valuable service to our community...

Caring Transitions Recognized As A Top 50 Franchise For Veterans »

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - As Caring Transitions surpasses 150 franchisees nationwide, the company is also celebrating being recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today.
Caring Transitionsis America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move management, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. The USA Today honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"At Caring Transitions, we believe that veterans not only deserve the best opportunities, but that they have earned those opportunities...

TGA Launches Two New Youth Sports Franchises In Seattle, WA. »

October 23, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Recent college graduate and aspiring law student finds new career coaching youth and bringing programs to schools, community centers, golf and tennis facilities
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Seattle, WA – TGA Premier Golf and Tennis, a leading youth sports franchise company specializing school-based golf and tennis programs, continues its national growth with the establishment of two new franchises in Seattle.
Chandler Lewis, a recent graduate of the University of Washington and former head varsity golf and tennis coach, has partnered with Brad Kirkpatrick in acquiring the TGA Premier Junior Golf and TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises on the east side of the Greater Seattle area. Kirkpatrick brought the first two TGA franchises to Seattle in 2013...

LED Source Selected To Host Florida Governor Rick Scott »

October 23, 2014 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: LED Source

Over 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and 200 VIP's to attend Gov. Scott's final speech on Green Tech, Job Creation and Getting Florida Back To Work.
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // WELLINGTON, FL – LED Source, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider specializing in commercial LED lighting applications, is pleased to announce it has been selected to host incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott's final stop on the campaign trail prior to the 2014 gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. (www.rickscottforflorida.com).
More than 200 VIP's and 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, will attend the last and largest scheduled 'Get out the Early Vote Bus Tour' with Governor Rick Scott on Monday, October 27th at 7:30am...

Red Mango® Yogurt Cafe Juice Program Honored At Inaugural HALO Awards »

October 23, 2014 at 9:57AM PDT | Source: Red Mango

Food News Media Recognizes Red Mango for Commitment to Healthy Lifestyle Choices
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers of healthy dining options and authentic frozen yogurt, has been honored for its national raw, cold-squeezed juice program at the inaugural HALO Awards ceremony, held recently in New Orleans.
Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, established the HALO Awards (Healthy Active Lifestyle Objective) to celebrate the menu innovation and messaging of restaurant chains across the nation that are making positive contributions towards consumers looking to live healthy and active lifestyles.
"We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the country for our passion to serve customers delicious and healthy eating options," said Dan Kim, founder of Red Mango...

Fatburger Joins Newly Co-Branded Buffalo's Cafe In Palmdale »

October 23, 2014 at 9:49AM PDT | Source: Fatburger

Sister Brands Team Up To Bring Burger Options to Popular Los Angeles Restaurant
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for its juicy, made-to-order burgers has joined its sister brand Buffalo's Cafe in their newly co-branded Palmdale location. Fans of the all-American franchise, known for its selection of delicious chicken wings, are sure to love the new variety of burger options available at the community favorite restaurant.
The location offers popular menu items from Buffalo's Cafe, including its fresh, never frozen chicken wings with bold and spicy sauces like Asian Sesame, Lemon Pepper, Honey Garlic and spice levels ranging from Mild to Death Valley. With the new Fatburger addition, it also offers classic mouthwatering burgers, ranging in size from small to XXXL...

Hyatt Ranked As One Of The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces By Great Place To Work »

October 23, 2014 at 9:31AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Recognition as a top multinational workplace coincides with relaunch of Hyatt career website Hyatt.jobs.
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt has been named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. The annual list honors 25 companies that have been recognized by their employees as an organization that fosters creativity, trust and camaraderie.
This year marks Hyatt's inaugural appearance on the list, following Great Place to Work® recognitions in the United States, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, and the United Kingdom.
"This incredible recognition reflects how our people-focused culture, and the care we show to everyone in the Hyatt family, extends to our colleagues around the world," said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Hesperia »

October 23, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Hesperia, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Hesperia on October 1. Franchise owner Adam Shamel and manager Celina Serrano held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, October 5 to support the Hesperia Police Activities League.
The new restaurant, located at 13255 Main Street, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Hesperia Police Activities League.
"We're excited to open our second Jersey Mike's in the High Desert," said Shamel. "Every location we open gives us a chance to support our community through a 5-day fundraiser...

EXIT Real Estate Gallery New Agents »

October 23, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Jacksonville, FL (Grassroots Newswire)- October 22, 2014 - "We are excited to welcome the following New Agents, Vincent Miller, Tina Rizea, Aaron Baety, Outran "Tom" Goes, Demitry Glover, Susan Drain, Brian Cason, Kevin Reiter, Misty Byrd, Robert "Rob" Additon, Gabriella Marichal, Kim Landry, Patricia Meyer, Paul Sugden and Ana Kessler to EXIT Real Estate Gallery," says Stanley Bishop, Owner / Broker of EXIT Real Estate Gallery. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people each and every day."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income- for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Dunkin' Donuts Scares Up A Seasonal Favorite: Boston Scream Donut Returns For Halloween »

October 23, 2014 at 8:43AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Dunkin' Donuts also brews Halloween fun with #dresseDD Instagram and Twitter Contest
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Halloween is fast approaching and Dunkin' Donuts is keeping guests and ghosts alike running through the holiday with the return of the Boston Scream Donut. A variation of its classic Boston Kreme Donut, the Boston Scream Donut is disguised for Halloween with a special orange icing drizzle design. For another seasonal treat, Dunkin' Donuts is also serving the Halloween Pumpkin Donut, shaped to resemble a jack-o-lantern, the pumpkin shaped yeast shell is filled with vanilla-flavored buttercreme, and finished with orange icing and a jack-o-lantern face made with chocolate icing drizzle. Both frightfully delicious treats are available through the end of the month at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Wraps Up A Record Year Of Innovation With New Sweet And Savory Menu Items For The Holiday Season »

October 23, 2014 at 8:14AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Industry Leader Debuts New Savory Island Club Sandwiches, Brings Back Naughty or Nice Smoothies with a New Twist on Pumpkin
ATLANTA - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Industry leader Tropical Smoothie Cafe is wrapping up a record year of innovation with its new sweet and savory menu items for the holiday season. Starting on Oct. 27, 2014, consumers can experience a fresh take on the turkey club with the introduction of the Savory Island Club sandwiches. The better-for-you restaurant brand is also bringing new flavor news to its popular Naughty or Nice Smoothie line-up.
The new premium sandwiches, Savory Island Clubs, invite guests to savor the wholesomeness of the ingredients like hand-made kale and apple slaw and signature sauces like the chipotle cranberry...

Zippy Shell USA Sponsors Powerlifting World Championship »

October 23, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation 2014 World Championships. The competition is one of the largest powerlifting events in the world with over 300 athletes competing from as far away as Russia and Canada. The 2014 World Championship is being held on Oct. 30- Nov. 2, 2014 in Virginia Beach.
The competitors range in ages from pre-teens to adults with the youngest competitor being a 12 year old New Jersey native. Zippy Shell will sponsor a championship belt to be awarded to one of the top competitors of the championship.
"Just as these competitors strive to be world class, Zippy Shell works every day to deliver world class customer service to our customers who are moving or need storage for their stuff", said Josh Greene, VP of Marketing for Zippy Shell...

Dunkin' Brands Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 23, 2014 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass. - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -
Third quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.0%; Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth of 5.8%
Added 197 net new restaurants worldwide including 120 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
Revenue increased 3.4%
Adjusted operating income increased 11.3%; adjusted operating income margin of 51.6%
Diluted adjusted EPS increased 19.5% to $0.49
Board of Directors declares $0.23 fourth quarter dividend

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014...

Country Kitchen® Hits It Home »

October 23, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen Opportunities Available

A Return to the Heritage that Defines the Brand
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, WI – Country Kitchen® Restaurant has spent the last three years re-focusing the brand towards the history, ideology and core competencies which helped define it over these past 75 years. This new focus has led the brand to the most successful years in the past decade and has reinvigorated the franchise community as well as the corporate team as 2014 continues on this upward slope.
It is well documented that times have been tough for the restaurant industry over the past four years but this reality has not dampened the mood at Country Kitchen International. Since 2011, when the company was acquired by Legacy Franchise Group, LLC, the brand has enjoyed a string of successful "Limited Time Offer" (LTO) campaigns as well as tremendously effective and well received menu launches...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Reports Increased Sales And Earnings For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

October 23, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop


Consolidated comparable store sales increase 0.8% following a 6.4% increase in the 2013 third quarter
Retail gross margin expands 360 basis points to 43.7% from 40.1% in the 2013 third quarter
Net income of $1.8 million compares to a net loss of $1.4 million in the 2013 third quarter, an increase of $3.2 million
Earnings per diluted share improve to $0.10, or $0.15 excluding $0.05 per diluted share in management transition and store closing expenses

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 23, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today reported results for the fiscal third quarter and first thirty-nine weeks ended September 27, 2014...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Partners With Macy's, Inc. To Open Shop-in-Shop Locations For The Holiday Season »

October 23, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Five Interactive Shop-in-Shop Locations to be Added Within Leading Macy's Stores
ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 23, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today announced a strategic partnership with Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to open licensed shop-in-shop locations in select major markets in anticipation of the 2014 holiday season. Build-A-Bear Workshop® will bring its emotional, interactive retail experience to Macy's rich heritage and storied holiday tradition with the opening of five locations within leading Macy's retail stores including Herald Square in New York City. Build-A-Bear will also be showcased in Macy's famed Santaland® at select stores and will again feature a themed float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®...



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